The Struggle is when you wonder why you started the company in the first place. The Struggle is when people ask you why you don’t quit and you don’t know the answer. The Struggle is when your employees think you are lying and you think they may be right. The Struggle is when food loses… Continue reading The struggle is where greatness comes from
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The obstacle is the way
In 2007, Faraz Ramji co-founded Norda Industries with the mission of creating growth and opportunity in East Africa by providing consumers with quality, innovative and fun products. In the last 10 years the company has been manufacturing snacks and has several well-known brands such as Urban Bites, Urban Stix, Bitez and Tamu Tamu. Fast forward… Continue reading The obstacle is the way
Looking for a winning idea? How I found my inspiration (Standard Newspaper Feature)
Interviewed and Written By Mona Ombogo for the Hustle Magazine – The Standard Newspaper pullout Life can be mundane. We slog and hustle every day, looking for ways to make a living and impacting our immediate surroundings. While all this is going on though, we need some excitement, adventure and recreation to add spice to… Continue reading Looking for a winning idea? How I found my inspiration (Standard Newspaper Feature)
Great Leaders Eat Last
In Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek does not propose any new leadership theory or core principle. He has a much higher purpose to his writing. His vision is simple: to create a new generation of men and women who understand that an organization’s success, or a nations success for that matter, or failure is based… Continue reading Great Leaders Eat Last
Academic excellence is overrated!
Prof. Micheni from Maasai Mara University has this to say to students. “Academic excellence is overrated! I said it. Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of life. You could graduate as the best student in Finance but it doesn’t mean you will make more… Continue reading Academic excellence is overrated!
Zero to One
EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. Of course, it’s easier to… Continue reading Zero to One
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
“This the real world, homie, school finished They done stole your dreams, you dunno who did it.” —KANYE WEST, “GORGEOUS” Every time I read a management or self-help book, I find myself saying, “That’s fine, but that wasn’t really the hard thing about the situation.” The hard thing isn’t setting a big, hairy, audacious goal.… Continue reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success
An acquaintance sent me this and I thought it is arguably the best piece of life advise summarised in 17 principles. Check them out and judge for yourself. Develop Definiteness of Purpose Success and progress towards achieving your goals in life begin with knowing where you are going. Any dominating idea, plan, or purpose held in your… Continue reading Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success
Talent is overrated
“Look around you. Look at your friends, your relatives, your coworkers, the people you meet when you shop or go to a party. How do they spend their days? Most of them work. They all do many other things as well, playing sports, performing music, pursuing hobbies, doing public service. Now ask yourself honestly: How… Continue reading Talent is overrated
The Starting Point
The Starting Point is a startling book with big truths; packed into a book that the average person can read in roughly one hour.